The Washington Post is reporting that long-time voice of Kermit (and other Muppets), Steve Whitmire is stepping down and a new voice, that of Matt Vogel, moves to the fore. Well, nothing is more consistent than change. I expect Kermit will retain his cultural cornerstone place for years to come.
Though I’m hardly a true Muppet Master, I was surprised by couple of facts in the article I didn’t know.
- The Muppets are now owned by Disney. Not too surprising, but I’d missed that Disney acquired them. Don’t know if this changes anything…
- How’d I miss the “Muppet Thought Of The Week” on YouTube? That bugs me. Here’s the link. You’re welcome.
Related side note: Check out ToughPig, a Muppet fan site. Worth your time.
Lastly, here’s the most recent Muppet Thought Of The Week. Enjoy!